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2015 Dodge Journey

Midsize SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
P
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2009-15 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
M
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 22 cm at the instrument panel and 18 cm at the upper hinge pillar. Lower interior intrusion measured 22 cm at the parking brake pedal and 21 cm at the hinge pillar. The steering column was pushed back 12 cm toward the driver, and the door sill was pushed in laterally 9 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip, left knee, and right lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The dummy's left lower leg skin was gouged and torn by the intruding parking brake pedal.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,327 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length192 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1509
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)21
Footrest (cm)18
Left toepan (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)7
Parking brake (cm)22
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)9
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column12
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)18
Upper dash (cm)22
Lower instrument panel (cm)20

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1509
Head
HIC-1598
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Femur (kN)
Left6.3
Right2.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left16
Right5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left22
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.80
Right0.83
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.0
Right2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left66
Right65

Applies to 2009-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail/B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,292 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length192 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0913
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0913
Head
HIC-15165
Peak gs at hard contact15
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)16
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.35
Maximum tibia index - right0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left47
Right111

Applies to 2009-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Dodge Journey was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,305 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length192 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0917
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0917
Head HIC-15124
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)44
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.35
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)60
A-P moment (Nm) -29

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0917
Head HIC-15155
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)31
Lateral force (kN)1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.19
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.70
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)3.8
Combined force (kN)4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)45
A-P moment (Nm) 20

Applies to 2009-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,318 lbs
Peak force19,649 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.55
Tested vehicle
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2010-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual - power cloth seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual - power cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm)44
Distance below top of head (mm)9
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.2
Head contact time (ms)51
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)285

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2015 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trimSXT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

12364


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 1
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)16.5
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)14.9
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)34.0
Clearance angle (degrees)53
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)23.6
Clearance angle (degrees)72
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)26.7
Clearance angle (degrees)68
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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